So my pump got loud just a few days ago...seems to be pumping just fine. Pressure seems ok, and the skimmer is clean. I tried backwashing/rinsing/etc...still loud....i searched the forums here and it seems the bearings may be bad/going bad. I'm about 2 months out of my 2 year warranty. I've got about 1300 hours on this thing and now its dying?
So my question is....is it safe to run? We were hoping to at least finish this season out since we dont have the money to replace it this year...can i just run it until it dies? Intex said if we mail it to them (we pay shipping) they would replace it for free...but they said it would be expensive to ship (insinuating it wasnt worth it) but the person on the phone had bad english.